Mission Statement

We aim to provide students from a wide range of backgrounds with personalised opportunities to develop their academic and personal selves. Through small classes and easy contact with teachers, students are enabled to develop their potentials and engage with their learning matter. A happy student is a successful learner; we aim to build self-esteem and confidence in a secure and warm environment.

William Moore: Principal

William Moore: Principal

William Moore is Principal and owner/proprietor of Bales College. He founded the school on the current site in 1972.

As Principal he oversees recruitment and chairs the weekly Senior Management meetings.

He believes absolutely in the value of small classes and giving places to a wide range of students. He is constantly striving to improve the quality of the education offered and the pleasantness of the surroundings.

Mark Yearsley: Vice Principal

Mark Yearsley: Vice Principal

Mark has been teaching for thirty years, working in a range of schools, from challenging inner city comprehensives to high performing private colleges.

At Bales he is responsible for ensuring smooth running of the daily demands from timetabling to dealing with pastoral matters, communicating with parents. Mark teaches Geography and takes students on residential trips, most recently to Paris.

John Corcut : Director of Studies

John Corcut : Director of Studies

John has a background in English Literature and languages, teaching in both the maintained sector and independent schools.

He is responsible for ensuring students are on the right courses and making the right progress. He teaches English at GCSE & A level, produces the College magazine and takes theatre trips. Last year he produced Bales’ first school play.

Agnes Sabat: Business Manager

Agnes Sabat: Business Manager

Agnes’ degree is in English Literature and she is able to bring her love of books to her job.

She is responsible for examination entries, Health and Safety and HR. In these capacities she is aware of the constant need to be up to date with the latest directives on examination courses, risk assessment and the law as it affects employment.